Without a doubt this year’s Soul Train Awards was the illest trip, hosted by the dopest chick- Erykah Badu. Im so glad I got to watch her in action after working the red carpet. I can guran-damn-tee you this, Eryka Badu was THE BEST host making the show the best ever. From the beginning with that dope hover board entrance to the Iggy Azaela shade, the Soul Cypher, it was everything we love about Fat Belly Bella. Without a doubt Erykah kept us throughly entertained with her baduizm. Heck “guran-damn-tee” is officially a part of my vocabulary.
Before the Soul Train Awards we hit the streets of Harlem to reflect on other Erykah’s baduizms we’ve picked up throughout the years.- You know those times she made you think, Say What now? Take a look and tell me what your interpretations of these Baduizms in the comments below.
About what I wore and worked the carpet in at the Soul Train Awards…. Hands down I love this look that I pulled together. If the dress looks familiar- it should. It’s the exact same dress I wore to NY Emmy reception a few months ago, remixed and revamped. I didn’t win the Emmy (my 4th nomination) but you couldn’t tell me I wasn’t winning in this dress. I knew I had to show up and out in it again and THE SOUL TRAIN AWARDS were it.
Practically every fashionistas I know raves about Shopbop. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out why. Don’t get me wrong I love the online retailer just as much as the next style stalker but every time I log on to Shopbop I just find myself drooling and counting my coins in anticipation of a sale. I know I cannot be the only one that thinks everything on the site is expensive. They’re gorgeous, quality pieces but expensive. Turns out I’ve been searching wrong. After combing through the ShopBop site I discovered quite a few pieces that were just in line with my budget and most working women.
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I don’t have to tell you how essential black pumps are in your closet. It’s fashion 101. They’re a wardrobe stable. It’s finding a pair that are both stylish and comfortable that’s the hard part. I’d lost track of how long I was searching for the perfect black pump when I stumbled upon these beauties. (on Zappos no less). Trust me when I tell you they are the most ridiculously comfortable pair of pumps. I need them in every color.